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by Lore Segal

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  • ISBN 0449210200
  • ISBN13 978-0449210208
  • Language English
  • Author Lore Segal
  • Publisher Fawcett (May 12, 1986)
  • Formats lrf rtf lrf lit
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Literary
  • Size ePub 1414 kb
  • Size Fb2 1621 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 541

Arriving in the United States in the early 1950s at the age of twenty-one, Ilka Weissnix, whose childhood was spent fleeing Hitler, takes up with middle-aged journalist and Black leader Carter Bayoux

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Lore Segal was born in Vienna and educated at the University of London.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook.

Lore Segal has created well developed characters, interesting and believable in their human flaws and strengths.

Ships from and sold by EnterpriseBook. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Lore Segal has created well developed characters, interesting and believable in their human flaws and strengths. A minor point perhaps, but I wish the book cover had been more accurate in it's depiction of the intriguing, however obese, Carter Bayleu.

Her First American book. He’s Carter Bayoux, her first American: a middle-aged, hard-drinking black intellectual. Lore Segal’s brilliant novel is the story of their love affair-one of the funniest and saddest in modern fiction.

Lore Segal (born March 9, 1928), née Lore Groszmann, is an American novelist, translator, teacher, short story writer and author of children's books, currently living in New York City. Her book Shakespeare's Kitchen was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2008.

Hailed by the New York Times as coming closer than anyone to writing The Great American Novel, Lore Segal stuns with this passionate love story of a refugee from Hitler’s Europe and a witty, hard-drinking black intellectual For Ilka Weissnix, everything is new. Having recently arrived in the United States, she is determined to escape the immigrant communities of New York and boards a train headed west to discover the real America. She finds Carter Bayoux sitting on a stool in a bar in the desert, across from the railroad.

Lore Segal’s Her First American is a quiet, unassuming, hilarious, and bold novel that may or may not be a masterpiece. It is one of the first novels to begin to truly break down the conventions of color, which have never been very soft but were surely hard and fast in 1985, when it arrived. The palpable human issues raised by color, sex, class, and religion have not had much of a place in our high-quality fiction.

Lore Segal was born in Vienna and educated at the University of London

By (author) Lore Segal. Her First American is very different from the books I've been reading lately and I really enjoyed it! It was a completely different take on Historical Fiction for me and I felt like it opened up a completely new door in books.

From her very first story-which appeared in The New Yorker in 1961-to today, Segal's .

From her very first story-which appeared in The New Yorker in 1961-to today, Segal's voice has been unique in contemporary American literature: Hilarious and urbane, heartbreaking and profound Read online. 178. Published: 2019. Featuring six ed pieces, Lore Segal's stunning new book evolved from seven short stories that originally appeared in The New Yorker (including the O. Henry Prize–winning The Reverse Bug). Ilka Weisz has accepted a teaching position at the Concordance Institute, a think tank in Connecticut, reluctantly leaving her New York circle of friends.

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Yozshujind
I found this to be a quirky story of a young Austrian woman who somehow survived the Holocaust and arrives in the US in the early 50s. She meets an interesting, brilliant and depressed, older black man who teaches her and loves her. His alcoholism prevents their love from being all that it could be. The characters that come and go in their lives during this time in the 50s make for a richer view of life then. My one regret about this story is that there was not a good background story of how this child/girl/young woman survived the war at all. Her survival certainly would have had much to do with her personality and view of life, but that was not shared. She did seem to just accept whatever happened with this man, his friends etc. and question little so, perhaps, the author felt that was all that was needed. She learned during those years of escaping death camps to question little and to put it in a modern term, "go with the flow".
Domarivip
Lore Segal has created well developed characters, interesting and believable in their human flaws and strengths. A minor point perhaps, but I wish the book cover had been more accurate in it's depiction of the intriguing, however obese, Carter Bayleu.
Oveley
Reminds me of Woody Allen; not to take anything away from Ms. Legal. A story about alcoholism as much as race. No solutions unfortunately. There never are with these two problems. Great book, however!
Bludsong
To Ilka, a Viennese refugee newly arrived in the Big Apple, everything is fresh and new and eye-opening. And nothing more so than Carter Bayoux, a black intellectual with both astounding strengths and, as it happens, soul-wrenching weaknesses. Carter becomes Ilka's guide to the real America, both in Nevada (or was it Utah?) and in New York City.

A rather wonderful novel, HFA offers reflections on what it means to be an American, how one becomes an American--starting out completely differently--and how one deals with the problems of being an American, not least of which is the problem of how such different people manage to live together. Highly recommended.
you secret
An interesting novel of immigrant experience in New York.
Some of the sequence was hard to follow and I noted several strange grammatical uses. Not sure if the author was attempting to sound like an immigrant or if it was sloppy editing. Still a pleasant read and easily finished
Gri
I somehow hoped for more from this tale of the relationship of two people who use each other.While there is some talk of love, I don't believe it. I think it is dependency. I so wanted them to be happier.
Dikus
just didn't care for it. main male character was lame, a drunk and how he managed to exist and pay his way in life was poorly explained. female lead was an immigrant whose means to exist in this country were really not explained well either.
I will recommend this book to a few good friends.......reading it felt like spending time with a good friend.

Lots and lots of food for thought.